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  1. Thanksgiving at Heat headquarters, a dramatization

    Nov 26, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

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    We don’t really know what Erik Spoelstra did for Thanksgiving. Or Pat Riley. Or if a floating head of a screeching Stan Van Gundy constantly appears over the shoulder of Spoelstra on a regular basis. We’d like to think it does, but really we don’t know. Still, the video from The Basketball Jones cracked us…

  2. Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi charged with assault

    Nov 26, 2010, 9:43 AM EDT

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    Memphis Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi had a domestic dispute with his girlfriend that has led to both of them being charged with assault, according to Memphis police. Thursday police were called to the apartment where Haddadi and his girlfriend live and both were found to have bruises and scratches. She was taken to the hospital…

  3. Games of the night: Where the Clippers pair beats the Kings pair

    Nov 26, 2010, 9:33 AM EDT

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    We hope you missed these games because you were with family and giving thanks, or at least because you were rooting against the Cowboys… Hawks 116, Wizards 96: The Hawks played their best game in a couple weeks, which started with them getting the ball inside. With JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche the Wizards have…

  4. Three NBA prospects land in the D-League

    Nov 25, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

    Joe Alexander

    The first round of D-League waiver claims are behind us, and three quasi-NBA talents will join a D-League season already underway. According to Scott Schroeder of NBA FanHouse, Joe Alexander, Stanley Robinson, and DeShawn Sims will all ply their trade in the D this season. Alexander will play for the Texas Legends, Robinson for the…

  5. Shaq calls Celtics “the best team I’ve been on”

    Nov 25, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Does anybody take digs at the places he’s been quite like Shaquille O’Neal? The latest was a comment, courtesy WEEI,  sure to go over well in Boston and no so well in Los Angeles and Miami. “This is a great team. The best team I’ve been on. They’ve got a lot of weapons on this…

  6. More police, ban on anti-LeBron clothing set for his return to Cleveland

    Nov 25, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    Courting LeBron Basketball

    One week from today, LeBron James returns to Cleveland… and Cleveland is ready. The fans have prepped their voices and insults, and the Cavaliers and Cleveland police are ready to make sure it stops right there. Chris Broussard at ESPN detailed the plans: To ensure James’ safety, there will be dozens of extra police officers…

  7. Amar’e Stoudemire loses his number

    Nov 25, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v New York Knicks

    They don’t make NBA uniforms like they used to… During the Knicks win last night — five in a row! — the front number on Amar’e Stoudemire’s jersey just came off. Somehow it ended up with the Bobcats play-by-play guys, who had no intention of giving it back. Not that it really helped, Stoudemire finished…

  8. Average NBA ticket price falls for second straight year

    Nov 25, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    The soft economy is still hitting the NBA — the average ticket price to go see an NBA game has fallen for the second consecutive year. The average NBA ticket costs $48.08, down 2.8 percent from last year, according to Team Marketing Report, which puts together these lists for every major sporting league, and as…

  9. No hard feelings for Stackhouse after being cut from the Heat roster

    Nov 25, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Miami’s bench may seem rather shallow, but the Heat are actually operating at the league’s maximum roster size. So when Erick Dampier became a top candidate for replacing the minutes and production of Udonis Haslem, that meant one thing: if Dampier was to be had, one member of the Heat would have to go. Jamaal…

  10. Obama says to be patient with Heat (and economy too, if you don’t mind)

    Nov 25, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    It is great to have a president that loves basketball, that plays the game, that gets it. I love that there is a basketball court at the White House and Spaulding leather balls with the presidential seal on them. I love that the world’s best players get invited to pickup games there. That also means…

  11. Heat to assign Dexter Pittman to the Sioux Falls Skyforce

    Nov 25, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Dexter Pittman couldn’t crack the Heat’s underwhelming center rotation, and the addition of Erick Dampier has made Pittman even more unnecessary in Miami. Thus, according to Ethan J. Skolnick of the Palm Beach Post, the Heat have decided to send the rookie big man to their D-League affiliate in Sioux Falls rather than bury Pittman…

  12. LeBron who? Mo Williams with the game winner in Cleveland

    Nov 25, 2010, 8:10 AM EDT

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    The Cavaliers are not that bad. They’re not great, but they are not that bad. They picked up a dramatic win over the Bucks Friday night because Mo Williams is fearless and hit the hard shot. Don’t believe me, then watch.

  13. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Dwyane Wade struggles while Darko is hot… huh?

    Nov 25, 2010, 3:34 AM EDT

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    What you missed while researching how to deep fry a turkey… Magic 104, Heat 95: How this game would end was played out in the opening six minutes — Jameer Nelson was driving straight into the heart of the Heat defense. He would come off the screen and get great penetration. This looked a lot…

  14. Marcus Banks won’t really be a Hornet after all

    Nov 25, 2010, 12:41 AM EDT

    Marcus Banks

    By the numbers, Marcus Banks was a part of the trade that sent Peja Stojakovic and Jerryd Bayless to Toronto and brought Jarrett Jack and David Andersen to New Orleans. His salary was necessary for financial purposes, after all, but according to Jimmy Smith of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Banks and the Hornets have mutually…

  15. Delonte West breaks wrist, maybe out for season

    Nov 24, 2010, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Already without Rajon Rondo, the Boston Celtics have now lost Delonte West with a broken wrist suffered against the Nets, according to a tweet from Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe. After the game, Doc Rivers said West could miss the rest of the regular season. If not, he certainly will miss a lot of…

  16. Seth MacFarlane’s odd Nike/LeBron ad

    Nov 24, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Nike went out and hired Seth MacFarlane to do a cartoon ad helping sell the Nike LeBron 8s. If you just asked “who is Seth MacFarlane?” then you have yet to set the DVR for all the shows on Fox after The Simpson’s every Sunday. And you’re probably the guy who keeps asking the neighbors…

  17. Brandon Roy may be back on the court Friday

    Nov 24, 2010, 7:36 PM EDT

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    Brandon Roy, he of the pretty much permanently screwed up knees, is practiced with the Blazers again on Wednesday and may play Friday, he told the Oregonian. “I went through the whole practice and felt pretty good,” Roy said. “But I will take it one day at a time and try to get as close…

  18. Looming lockout or no, there will still be a draft this June. After that? Good question.

    Nov 24, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT

    2010 NBA Draft

    Yes, we’re still pretty convinced in these parts that there will be a lockout come July 1. Hope we’re wrong, don’t think we are. But lockout or no, there will be an NBA Draft this June 23. Clippers fans can start debating now whether or not to draft Harrison Barnes with that top pick. What…

  19. Beaubois likely out another three, four weeks in Dallas

    Nov 24, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Maybe the Dallas Mavericks can get a Roddy Beaubois for Christmas? The second-year guard that was going to play a much larger role with the team this season — and bring the speed and playmaking the team lacked last season — is out and may be out another three to four weeks, a source told…

  20. Elton Brand suspended one game for flagrant foul

    Nov 24, 2010, 2:58 PM EDT

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    Elton Brand’s ugly foul on JaVale McGee late in the Sixers loss to the Washington Wizards Tuesday has earned him a one-game suspension from the league. Brand will sit out tonight’s game on the road against Toronto, the league announced. The suspension for Brand is without pay. He earned it for a cheap shot, frustration…

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